A crack in our pitcher needs mending before our soul is shattered

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

June 18, 2012

There's a much quoted line from Leonard Cohen that suggests that the place where we are broken is also the place where our redemption starts: There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

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Humans have the capacity to be healed

Kathleen Giffin

June 18, 2012
Nativity of St. John the Baptist
June 24, 2012

Unlike most years, this year we celebrate the liturgy for the Birth of John the Baptist on a Sunday. John holds a unique place in our salvation story; he was the chosen one who, in so many ways, prepared the way for Jesus' ministry.

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Omnibus bill threatens the environment

Bob McKeon

June 18, 2012

Over the past several weeks, Canada has been gripped by an increasingly divisive and loud parliamentary debate over Bill C-38, which is ostensibly a budget bill.

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Sing praises to all fathers – unsung heroes

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

June 18, 2012

Growing up a Protestant, in northern Nigeria, was difficult because it was not easy to know exactly what to believe as a Christian – the homilies depended on the pastor's intuition into the scriptural passage they chose.

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Family can respond to secularism - Ouellet

June 18, 2012

Catholics should use the resource of the family to confront the challenges of secularized societies, Cardinal Marc Ouellet told the International Theology Symposium in Dublin June 6.

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Website helps young Catholics grow in faith

June 18, 2012

A website featuring well-known Catholic speakers, musicians and comedians aims to help young people grow in their faith.

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Papal butler could face 6 years in prison

Paolo Gabriele

June 18, 2012

Paolo Gabriele, the papal assistant, has been accused of aggravated theft, a crime that under Vatican laws is punishable with a prison term of one to six years, a Vatican judge said.

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Canadians in Dublin

June 18, 2012

Young people pray the Lord's Prayer during a Mass for Canadian pilgrims at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.

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Theologians divided over Vatican critique

June 18, 2012

The Vatican criticism of Mercy Sister Margaret Farley's 2006 book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, reflects a misunderstanding of what a Catholic theologian should do and is both ill-timed and unfair, say some theologians at a variety of U.S. Catholic universities.

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CD, beer are latest endeavours for N. Mexico monks

June 18, 2012

A Benedictine monastic community has recorded a CD that has now climbed to the top of the classical sales charts of online retailer Amazon.com.

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